Ready to dance?!

Ready to dance?!

Year after year, Shuckin’ and Shaggin’ is the Week of Welcome event that students love the most.

Just check out what PC junior Lexy Clark has to say about it:

“One of the most fun events of the year”

There is no tradition at Presbyterian College that brings students together quite like Shuckin’ and Shaggin’ does. It is a longstanding tradition, a party at the beginning of the fall semester where students come out to enjoy shuckin’ corn and Shaggin’, a Southern dance, with their best friends to the sounds of live music and excited conversation. After Move-In Day, everyone has their eyes set on this party, eager for the opportunity to catch up with their friends after summer break and get to know new students at one of the most fun events of the year.

During my freshman year, my entire hallway was buzzing with enthusiasm as we got ready for Shuckin’ and Shaggin’. All of our doors were left open so that we could quickly run down the hall to show off our newest dress, and make sure that everyone agreed that it would be a great outfit for the night. Girls whom I had just met earlier that week were already becoming my best friends through the power of shared interests, and of course, shared closets. After we all had the perfect outfits on, we met in the hallway to take some cheesy pictures, holding hands and jumping on each others’ backs to ensure we got an Instagram-worthy picture before heading to the stadium for the party. During the party, we met countless new friends and became a part of the PC community.

Shuckin’ and Shaggin’ is a point of commonality for every PC student and alum. At Homecoming, we share memories of this night and many others, and this tradition is one of my favorite ones to share with future Blue Hose on tours and visits. I am so thankful for memories like this that make up the foundation of the PC family.

When does the party start?

Shuckin’ and Shaggin’ takes place at Bailey Memorial Stadium on Saturday, August 25 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Don’t know how to shag? No problem! The Carolina Shag Club will be here Saturday, August 19 to teach you South Carolina’s state dance.